Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year

The Bookseller magazine has released their shortlist for Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year:

  • How Green Were the Nazis?, edited by Franz-Josef Bruggemeier, Mark Cioc and Thomas Zeller (Ohio University Press)
  • D. Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry: An Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans by Roger De Boer, Harvey Francis Pitcher, and Alan Wilkinson (Past Masters)
  • The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Julian Montague (Harry N Abrams)
  • Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan, by Robert Chenciner by Gabib Ismailov, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov and Alex Binnie (Bennett & Bloom)
  • Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium, edited by Robert J Anderson, Juliet A Brodie, Edvar Onsoyen and Alan T Critchley (Kluwer)
  • Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence by David Benatar (Clarendon Press)
On-line voting is now open on The Bookseller Web site. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 13, the eve of the London Book Fair.

"The prize, founded in 1978, honours books from the fringes of publishing. The titles are found and submitted by publishers, booksellers and librarians from around the world. Last year's winner was People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It by Gary Leon Hill (Red Wheel)."

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